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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

See Writers Weschler and Birnbaum in Boston

Artdaily.com lists a cozy conversation between New Yorker writer Lawrence Weschler and writer Robert Birnbaum. Takes place Wednesday, January 28 at 6:30 p.m., in the intimate setting of the ICA’s Water Café. Put on by the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. Tickets: $8 general admission; $5 members, students, and seniors; (617) 478-3103 . Café menu available during the event.

They won't be chatting about CNF, per se, however. They'll be discussing two books (Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees: Expanded Edition, Over Thirty Years of Conversations with Robert Irwin [Has anyone seen a longer title on a book??] and True to Life: Twenty-Five Years of Conversations with David Hockney) that present opposing accounts of the history of modern art and the significance of the artists’ work within that context.

Lawrence Weschler, a New Yorker staff writer for more than 20 years, is the author of a dozen books of creative nonfiction, including the 2006 collection of essays Everything That Rises: A Book of Convergences, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism. Robert Birnbaum is editor-at-large of the literary cultural Web site www.identitytheory.com, where he has interviewed many authors, including Sebastian Junger.

Weschler will sign books immediately after the talk.


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